Nebraska coordinator Bob Diaco calls Minnesota loss ‘terrible, terrible moment’

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Bob Diaco met with reporters after his Nebraska defense was picked apart on Saturday in a 54-21 defeat at Minnesota.

Minnesota put up 514 total yards against the Huskers, including 409 rushing yards on 45 carries (9.1 yards per-carry average). Diaco did not downplay how bad the loss was for him personally.

“I’ve had below-average times, and I’ve had terrible times,” he said. “This would be one of those terrible, terrible moments. This moment can’t define these young men. This moment can’t define these players. This moment can’t define this staff. It’s just a moment — it’s a big moment, no minimizing it here. It’s terrible.”

The 33-point loss puts Diaco and coach Mike Riley under the microscope as plenty of Nebraska fans are calling for a leadership change within the program. Land of 10’s Sean Keeler wrote after the loss that Riley should do himself a favor and quit before he’s fired by athletic director Bill Moos. Diaco, meanwhile, was called out during the game by Huskers legend Tommie Frazier.

As the Huskers dropped to 4-6, they saw their bowl ambitions all but disappear in the lopsided loss. Things might not get better for the Huskers next week with a road test at No. 14 Penn State. It remains to be seen if Riley and Diaco will make the trip.

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